Yes, I understand how to install tools, it’s just the controller mappings I can’t seem to import. Do I have to set them up manually, or am I not understanding how these mappings actually function?
I tried to reply here - but perhaps not a very good reply. Let me rephrase that
Basically, Renoise has too many mappings to ever be able to fit onto any controller.
So, first step would be to decide which features you want - this is why Duplex has those ready-to-use device-configurations. There are ones focused on the pattern matrix, the mixer, using/recording effects and so on. On top of this, a number of special configurations like step sequencers or even more exotic things…
This is all a no-brainer. You install Duplex, launch the “Duplex browser” and navigate to one of the Launchpad the configurations. The configuration should be able to detect and select the right MIDI port for you - otherwise, just pop up options and select it. And, unless you want to create your own configurations, that’s all there is to it.
Once you have a chosen a configuration, you can also make Duplex “autostart” this configuration, so it’s always ready to use.
In a non-Duplex world, you can hit CTRL+M to bring up the MIDI mapping dialog, and assign a button to any control in Renoise that lights up. This is easy, and you can load/save the mappings from within the MIDI mapping dialog. But, you can’t autostart these mappings and they are not bi-directional - so no scrolling in the matrix, no “sliders” made from buttons, no step sequencers etc.